Gene found that helps nerve cells survive by preventing cell suicide
Why do some nerve cells survive and regrow after injury while others shrink away and die? A new discovery by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital shows that the expression of a particular gene may be responsible for protecting neurons from death. The results could lead the way for new treatment strategies for a variety of neurological diseases.
National Institutes of Health, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
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Massachusetts General Hospital
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